West teacher records special class moments for posterity
By Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff
Have you ever laughed so hard you wished you could live in that moment forever?
Seven years into his teaching career, West Bend West High School social studies teacher Aaron Paulin found himself thinking exactly that. Now, inside his classroom, the side wall is filled with mementos and a list of special moments in the classroom. It’s surrounded by students reminiscing about past times when their day was made a little brighter. This wall is covered with a large piece of paper that serves as “The Chronicle Wall.” Continue reading
Is hallway wandering a problem at WBHS?
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief
Lately passing time has extended beyond the customary five minutes.
When the bell rings, signifying the end of a class period, students at the West Bend High Schools are given five minutes to report to their next class. During class time the hallways are expected to be mostly clear, with only students carrying passes allowed to walk the hall. However, many students and staff members report an apparent increase this year in “wanderers,” which are students roaming the halls when they are supposed to be in class or in a supervised location. Continue reading
West teacher leaps into action during faculty meeting
By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff
It’s not every work day that Aaron Paulin must rescue two English teachers.
Paulin, a West Bend West High School social studies teacher, was seated near the front at the March 3 teacher in-service, and when presenter Ted Hayes wielded a mock weapon, instinct told him to act. Continue reading
Michael Kieser, East social studies teacher, opposes the combination of East and West.
By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff
Five faculty members offer opinions about whether the high schools should become one school:
Michael Kieser, East Social Studies
I clearly support the status quo—two schools, one East, one West. First reason would be participation. Especially at the varsity level. I know they have talk that if we go to one school they would create two freshman teams and maybe a varsity reserve, but overall everything that I’ve looked at says that overall participation would go down a bit plus varsity opportunities would be cut in half. So that’s the primary reason because I think it’s better for kids to have those opportunities. Continue reading